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Mr. MacDowell from Cleveland OH is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Protect Our Ears and Eyes

Help me give my students the ability to be safe in shop. Give my students a safe start with eye and hearing protection as they train for careers in construction.

  • $395 goal

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My Students

Our students are very intelligent, hard working, and polite young people. The building construction class is made up of seniors, juniors, and sophomores. Our students come from low income and mostly single family households.

The main focus of the program is to prepare our students for a career in the construction industry.

The students bring a strong desire to learn and work to class everyday. Safety is paramount in this preparation.

Our students will develop a safety culture at school that will change their lives forever and give them the training needed to enter the construction industry. Most students come to our program with very little work or safety experiences but after 3 years of hard work and commitment all of them are able to work safely and efficiently in today's work force.

My Project

Students learn the basics in the building trades and professions to prepare them to enter a career. They train for carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry, tile, painting and all that goes into a structure. Safety is most important in every training area. They use actual materials, hand and power tools to practice building real life examples of each trade area. Wooden boxes, concrete benches, garden sheds, sheet metal, wiring, plumbing and painting are just some of their work. This means that their daily safety is crucial.

Power tools are noisy, make dust and are a real danger to eyes and hearing.

Any injury to their hearing or eyes is potentially crippling. Safety protection is part of every lesson so injuries can be avoided.

Mr. MacDowell
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK38277990T Bell Ear Plugs 32dB Noise Reduction Rating NRR Corded M Orange PK 100 • Grainger $20.59 5 $102.95
TK38277989T Antagonist Anti-Fog Anti-Static Scratch-Resistant Safety Glasses Clear Lens Color • Grainger $3.40 30 $102.00
TK38277991T Multi-Position Ear Muffs 21dB Noise Reduction Rating NRR Dielectric Yes Red • Grainger $4.78 20 $95.60

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